Author Topic: Links, URIs, etc  (Read 467 times)

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Links, URIs, etc
« on: January 29, 2018, 01:32:47 am »
I've been using IntelliJ lately - the team I'm on is using it and it has great maven and gradle support that Slick does not have.

A feature that I've come to like is Ctrl+Click on a name doing roughly what push-tag does in Slick.
It also does more intelligent linking in other ways, and a few cases in Slick came up that made this more apparent.

#1: Instead of telling me where an option is, provide a clickable link to get there.
For example, I was getting errors from Slick about DTDs in an XML file. Slick dumps the error text to the output window, including
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Use the URL Mappings dialog ("Tools","Options","URL Mappings...") to correct your URL mappings

Now, this would be a perfect place to put a hyper link -- click on the error and it should take you directly to the correct location in Options.


#2: Provide a more flexible system of links than the current URL mapping and URI Schemes.
Example: Often in comments in code there are references to JIRA items. Usually in a form like "JIRA-9354".
I should be able to create a URI scheme to recognize that and translate it to an HTTP link to open a browser to JIRA.


Performance
Currently Slick re-recognizes URLs and underlines them. This, presumably, takes some time, and adding more complex user defined URIs can potentially makes this a lot worse.

But Slick doesn't necessarily have to do this for extended URI schemes. Slick doesn't have to recognize it as a link until the mouse hovers over it, possibly with Ctrl also pressed - then it just has to try matching against the text near the mouse, not the entire file, or even the entire visible page.